Phil Jackson Glad to Leave New Orleans & The Top NBA News

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Los Angeles Lakers Coach Phil Jackson is glad he no longer has to drink New Orleans’ local water. Jackson told reports Friday, “It [New Orleans]  is the bottom of the country, is it not? All the sludge comes out of the plain states and the irrigation and insecticides.”

Jackson dislikes the New Orleans water: Slam Magazine

The Latest on the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers beat the New Orleans Hornets, 98-80, and have advanced to the next round. Here is a quarter-by-quarter recap of the game. [LakersNation]

The Los Angeles Lakers will play the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference semi-finals. [LakersNation]

The Latest on the NBA

The Knicks are looking to hire a defensive minded assistant coach for Mike D’Antoni. [Yahoo! Sports]

Carlos Boozer will undergo an MRI on his right big toe. [ESPN Chicago]

Kirk Hinrich of the Atlanta Hawks will undergo an MRI after straining his hamstring last night. [ESPN Chicago]

An Anaheim billionaire is trying to bring the Kings to his home-town. [Pro Basketball Talk]

NBA Playoffs- Results for April 28th, 2011

Atlanta Hawks-84 Orlando Magic-81-F (Atlanta wins series 4-2)

Los Angeles Lakers-98 New Orleans Hornets-80-F (Los Angeles wins series 4-2)

Dallas Mavericks-103 Portland Trail Blazers-96-F (Dallas wins series 4-2)

NBA Playoffs- Schedule for April 29th, 2011

San Antonio Spurs at Memphis Grizzlies- Game 6- ESPN- 9:00 P.M. EST/ 6:00 P.M. PST (Memphis leads series 3-2)

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